BEST OF THE BEST: Dine with Today’s Top Artists

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BEST OF THE BEST: Dine with Today’s Top Artists

Join Exclusive Collections Galleries for a Special Dinner Gala at The Marine Room

SAN DIEGO (March 14, 2012) – Exclusive Collections Galleries (EC Galleries) artists Asencio, Michael Flohr, and Christopher M.: three dynamic and inspiring talents who have brought their careers from humble origins to being named Today’s Top Artists by Art Business News, will be the guests of honor for an elegant dining experience at the Marine Room in La Jolla, CA.

Named the Best of the Best, this one-night-only gala unites the celebrated accomplishments of the Marine Room’s lauded chefs, Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver (authors of Flying Pans – Two Chefs One World). Together they have built a custom menu for EC Galleries’ art collectors as an homage to the arts and the finest artists of our time, complete with wine pairings that accent and enhance each extravagant course.

Throughout the dining space, famous for its breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, Today’s Top Artists will showcase their newest original oil paintings hand-selected for Marine Room guests. In addition to paintings by Asencio, Michael Flohr, and Christopher M., Exclusive Collections Galleries is honored to reveal a newly available collection of original Royo paintings.


Event Information for “Best of the Best”

When: Thursday, April 19th
6:00pm Champagne Reception
7:00pm Dinner

Where: The Marine Room
2000 Spindrift Drive
La Jolla, CA 92037

Ticket Price: $200 per person
Contact: Purchase tickets with your art consultant
(800) 599-7111 (EC Seaport Village) | (800) 204-0062 (EC Historic Gaslamp) | (702) 432-1154 (EC Forum Shops)

**Special Gift**

Reserve seating for two and receive a commemorative fine art limited edition showcasing Marine Room’s Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Ron Oliver by the “Painter of Chefs” Christopher M.


Plum Spiced Tuna Tartare – Miso Sesame Cone
3 Mushroom Torte – La Quercia Prosciutto, Carob Vincotto
Sweet Corn Saffron Nectar – Yuzu Foam , Fennel Pollen
09 Marotti Campi, Brut Rosé, Morro d’ Alba, Marche, Italy

Lemon Verbena Kurobuta Pork Lomo
Green Apple Pâte de Fruit, Pickled Beet, Mâche, Mustard Oil
Vella Dry Jack, Minus 8 Reduction
09 Riesling, Weingut Binz, Kabinett, Trocken, Nackenheimer, Rheinhessen

Study on Raw
Diver Scallop, Vanilla Lobster, Halibut Sashimi
Watercress, Uni Vinaigrette
08 Chardonnay, Patrick Piuze, Terroir de Chichée, Burgundy, France

Sonrise Farm Filet Mignon
Hibiscus Dukkah, Charred Eggplant, Okinawa Purple Potato
Port Mountain Berry Gastrique
07 Shiraz, Taltarni, Pyrenees, Victoria, Australia

Study On Flavor
Maltese Orange Pot De Crème
Cactus Pear Espelette Sorbet
Pomegranate Rose Petal Tart
Rumeni Muškat, Kuplgen, Ljutomersko Ormoški, Slovenia

EC Galleries are set apart as ‘America’s Finest Galleries’ composed of a thoughtful and experienced team who provide intelligent guidance to novice and experienced art collectors alike on the joys of collecting art. The company provides three retail galleries to view, learn about, and be inspired by works of fine art. EC Galleries are located in San Diego’s Historic Gaslamp District, Seaport Village, and The Forum Shops at Caesars in Las Vegas. For more information on the artists, events, or galleries, please visit

Voted “Most Romantic Restaurant”, “Best Chef” and recipient of OpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Award, The Marine Room and its famed Executive Chef Bernard Guillas offer diners global cuisine rooted in French classics. Its spectacular views, exemplary service and outstanding wine list have made it San Diego’s premier dining destination for more than 70 years. The Marine Room is owned and operated by La Jolla Beach & Tennis Club, Inc. and is located at 2000 Spindrift Drive in La Jolla. Visit for more information.